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Grateful Dead Live at Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden on 1971-12-04




Set 1

Truckin', Sugaree, Mr. Charlie, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Run Rudolph Run, You Win Again, Me And Bobby McGee, Comes A Time, El Paso, Smokestack Lightnin', Cumberland Blues, One More Saturday Night

Set 2

Ramble On Rose, Me & My Uncle > The Other One > Mexicalli Blues > The Other One > Wharf Rat, Casey Jones, ENCORE: Johnny B Goode

first time played: Run Rudolph Run
Other artist(s): NRPS


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden
Location New York, NY

Source SBD -> Master Reel -> Apogee AD500 -> Dat
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v11.1 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Notes:
-- This is the an upgrade to shnid=110128

Reviews

Reviewer: Chris U. - - November 8, 2014
Subject: I'll have an Other One sandwich, on cowboy bread ...
This entire show is fantastic and it's a decent upgrade over the two earlier board recordings on the Archive.

The band seems to have their Europe sound mostly dialed in by this point, although the arrangements of some of the songs here are relatively simpler (or tighter) compared to what they'd become in a few months. I'm not sure if Jerry is playing the Alligator strat but Keith's piano is a bit less "honky" and a bit more jazzy. Phil's bass is unfortunately low in this mix but he can be eq'd up a tad (there's a lot of high end). I'm surprised that a matrix hasn't been uploaded of this but I'm not familiar with the Weinberg audience tape ... yet.

In any event, this is a highly entertaining listen. Run Rudolf Run smokes. Smokestack Lightning burns. Plus the second set includes four classic songs from this period segued together in perhaps the best possible way: Me and My Uncle->Other One->Mexicali Blues->Wharf Rat. It's all played with verve but the Wharf Rat outro in particular is played with unusual ferocity by Bobby (Jerry's solo seems lie something of afterthought by comparison). I do wish the band had followed Jerry's lead at the end of Whart Rat when he teases Deal. That would have made a perfect ending to the "suite"!

I skipped Casey Jones and went straight for the Chuck Berry which, in case anyone is interested, finishes like a rocket but is otherwise not so special.
Reviewer: gr8fuldad73 - - August 31, 2014
Subject: rockin 71'
Gr8 show.Jerry is killing it.set 2 has a lot of gr8 moments.
Reviewer: chris phillips - - May 19, 2014
Subject: excellent transfer
Smokestack is a stand out version.
Saturday Night rocks indeed. Jerry and Phil kill that tune from 11/7 through at least 5/26/72. Any amount of Bobby screaming is compensated for.
Reviewer: diprince - - August 11, 2013
Subject: Mr. Charlie told ya so
Another gem from our American treasure, Mr. Charlie Miller. Jerry and the boys, thank you for a real good time.
Reviewer: DaneBramage - - December 4, 2011
Subject: 40 Years Ago...
Great recording of a great show. This short period of Pigpen on organ and Keith on piano is incredible. Several songs feature both keyboards, with them very noticable in the mix. This was one of the first few shows after Pigpen's return from his illness hiatus, and it is great to hear him sing lead on several songs again. His harmonica playing during Smokestack Lightning is outstanding. Also, an interesting cowboy/other/cowboy/other/wharf rat segment in the second set. The Felt Forum got the Dead's foot inside the Madison Square Garden door, being a smaller theater in the MSG complex. And, of course, thanks to Charlie Miller, on whom you can always count on to present the best sound possible.
Reviewer: Mr_PeaCH - - October 25, 2010
Subject: Thanks again Mr. Charlie!
Another Charlie Miller masterpiece and my privilege to be the first to review this pristine '71 soundboard. As one born too late to experience this era first-hand it's wonderful to have these archives available; sincere thanks to all who contribute!
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